Spotlight and Giveaway: First to Burn by Anna Richland

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A Soldier with Secrets.

Immortal Viking Wulf Wardsen once battled alongside Beowulf, and now serves in Afghanistan. He’s trusted the mortal men on his elite special operations team to protect his secret, until an explosion lands Wulf in a place more dangerous to him than a battlefield: a medevac helicopter.

A Doctor with Questions.

Army captain Theresa Chiesa follows the rules and expects the same from others, even special forces hotshots like Sergeant Wardsen. She’s determined to discover the secret behind his supernaturally fast healing, and she won’t allow his sexy smile to distract her.

An Enemy with Nothing to Lose.

Even as Theresa’s investigation threatens to expose him, Wulf dreams of love and a normal life with her. But the lost Viking relic needed to reverse his immortality is being hunted by another—an ancient enemy who won’t hesitate to hurt Theresa to strike back at Wulf.

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Anna Richland lives with her quietly funny Canadian husband and two less quiet children in a century-old house in Seattle. Like the heroine of FIRST TO BURN, she joined the army to pay tuition, a decision that led to an adventurous career on four continents (if standing on the bridge in Panama that divides North and South America counts as two).

She donates a portion of her book proceeds to the Fisher House Foundation, which provides housing for families of wounded soldiers in the US and Great Britain, and Doctors Without Borders, which delivers emergency medical care in more than sixty crisis zones world-wide.

To find out about her October novella, HIS ROAD HOME, and the next Immortal Vikings romance, THE SECOND LIE, visit her website at and sign up for her newsletter.


5 thoughts on “Spotlight and Giveaway: First to Burn by Anna Richland

  • August 14, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Thanks for featuring First to Burn in your spotlight! I want to write something clever, but I’m so distracted by the gorgeous covers of other books on the right side that I’m feeling like a bird that wants to gather bright shiny things into my book nest.

    I chose a Starbucks card giveaway because I realized my characters drink a significant amount of coffee (even more than the beer the immortal Viking hero has to consume to replenish his calories when he’s injured). Here’s a tiny excerpt from Wulf and Theresa’s first kiss scene, in a hotel lobby:

    Wulf’s cup rattled against its saucer when he returned his espresso to the tray. “You don’t want this coffee, do you?”

    His question ignited tremors for reasons she knew she shouldn’t explore. Maybe it was his tone, as dark and rich as the tiny chocolates they’d shared after dinner, or maybe it was the unbidden thought of what she wanted. Him, pinning her to the couch and kissing her the way his eyes promised whenever their gazes locked. Her espresso sloshed over the demitasse rim, so he curled his fingers around her hand and removed the drink to rest safely beside his.

  • August 14, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    @Anna – Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • August 15, 2014 at 8:40 am

    My favorite coffee drink is…. Dunkin’ Donuts in a tall mug with cream and about 5 sugars!!

  • August 17, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    I love the vanilla soy latte at Starbucks 🙂

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